[ILUG] netscrape mail filters
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Tue Sep 19 22:59:29 IST 2000
On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 05:09:39PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Kieran Colfer thought:
> Has anyone here ever used the mail filters on netscrape messenger, and
> had any problems with them? I had about 10 filters set up and running no
> (Oh, and no "use mutt/elm/pine/procmail/whatever instead" suggestions
Yes! Oh yes!
Sorry, but you would really be better off using a nice .procmail to do
your filtering. I'm using Tesla Gwynne's .procmailrc available from
It's a fine bit of stuff, does things like nuking those duplicate mails
you get when people use the "reply to all" option in Netscrape when
replying to the ILUG list.
I've got mine set up to stuff mail from work in a work folder, family in
another, mail from myself in a "self" folder (Yeah, I gotta write to
myself at times :-). I'm subscribed to a number of lists which get routed
to their own folders (all of this on my IMAP server). I get a number of them
in "Digest" mode and I have rules that pass these on to formail which
splits them up into their original messages and sticks them in the
appropriate folder also. The whole filters setup took about 15 minutes
once I'd read Tesla's commentary within the file.
Oh, and I use mutt too, very pretty... And pan for newsgroups though
there are ways to send newsgroups to mutt also.
I've nearly dropped netscape altogether. Just waiting for Galeon to
mature a bit more. BTW, does anyone know just how much of Mozilla galeon
needs? It runs on the gecko engine from mozilla M17 but I'm not sure how
much it needs in terms of libraries or executables. Any easy way to find
out? Can I use that dependencies thing you use for apps, can't remember
the command off-hand. Will that tell me everything I need? Save keeping
all of mozilla installed.
to go before I sleep...
Yeah, I know you've heard it a thousand times before but I couldn't resist
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
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